Labradoodles originated in Australia. In some of my pedigrees I have those originating Australian lines, hence: Australian Labradoodles or Australian Double Doodles. There is not Australian Shepherd in Doodle lines
Most of my puppies are placed by using the Volhard Temperament Test discussed in the book: The Art of Raising a Puppy by: The Monks of New Skete. I administer this test once puppies are 7 weeks old. (There are a few times in a small litter or mini litter that temperament testing will not take place)
Families are not allowed to 'pick out' their puppy.
After the test has been completed on all puppies and scored accordingly, I narrow down the choices for each family to a couple of puppies. I then discuss with each family the puppies that would make the best match in temperament and coat for each family on my reservation list.
I know by the time I do the temperament test the needs and wish list for the families on my reservation list. I work with them to place the proper puppy in each home.
I have had amazing success using this method and look forward to placing a puppy in your home!
If you fill the final reservation for a litter, you by no means are getting what is 'left over.' In the process of temperament testing, I keep in mind every family and the needs and wish list of each while making selections.
~I with-hold the right to reserve the first 2 puppies from each litter~
The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company,
pets we allow into our solitude. ~Robert Brault
~ON SWITCHING LITTERS~
Your deposit can be moved from litter to litter. However, if after a year, I have received no contact from the depositer, the deposit expires and a new one will need to be placed to adopt a puppy.